DNA Test – West Jordan, UT
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in West Jordan, Utah at 2 testing laboratories. Call (801) 505-9310 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.
Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.
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DNA Test – West Jordan, Utah
Types of DNA Tests at our West Jordan, Utah clinics:
Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:
Specimens we can test for DNA
The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the alleged father and child or children. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory.
Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.
Legal DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.
When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our West Jordan DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in West Jordan UT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our West Jordan clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It’s always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in West Jordan, plus many more locations throughout Utah and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that’s most convenient. You’ll also pick the times and days that you prefer.
Why Health Street
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in West Jordan as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in West Jordan.
West Jordan, Utah – DNA testing
Establishing paternity in West Jordan, UT
If parents are not married when their child is born, they have several options for establishing paternity. Most often, parents either sign the Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP) or go to court.
Parents should only sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity if there are no doubts about paternity. Parents can sign it right at the hospital when the child is born, and the father’s name will be added to the child’s birth certificate. Both parents must sign the VDP, and there must also be two non-related witnesses who will need to sign the form as well.
Sometimes, parents are unsure about paternity or disagree with each other. These parents can establish paternity through court and may be required to undergo a DNA test. The DNA test is usually done for the father and the child to prove whether there is a father-child relationship. Based on the DNA results, paternity can be established.
West Jordan, Utah: Challenging paternity
If a man finds himself in a situation where someone says he is the child’s father, but he disagrees, they may have to take the matter to court. The judge will likely ask the alleged father and the child to go for DNA testing. Usually, the DNA test is a simple and painless cheek swab. The DNA specimens will be sent to a laboratory, and once the results are back, the judge can decide whether to establish paternity. Note that each paternity case is different. Judges may consider other factors while determining paternity, especially for complex cases.
Once the paternity is established, then visitation rights, custody, and child support can also be established if necessary. However, these can only typically be established after a legal father is recognized.
Last updated 10/28/2022
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